an Anglo-Saxon tax supposedly first levied to support forces resisting the Danes invading England and later continued as a land tax
Origin of DanegeldMiddle English ; from Old Norse an unverified form Danagiald ; from Dana, genitive plural of Danr, Dane + gjald, payment, penalty, akin to Old English gieldan: see yield
A tax levied in England from the 10th to the 12th century to finance protection against Danish invasion.
Origin of DanegeldMiddle English : Dane, genitive pl. of Dan, Dane; see Dane + geld, tribute (from Old English geld, gield, payment).